Transliteration - Rōmaji (Romanji)

Tsuki (Moon)

Deta deta tsuki ga
Marui marui manmarui
bon no you na tsuki ga

Kakureta kumo ni,
kuroi kuroi makkuroi,
sumi no you na kumo ni.

Mata deta tsuki ga,
marui marui manmarui,
bon no you na tsuki ga.


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でたでた つきが
まるいまるい まんまるい
ぼんのような つきが

かくれた くもに
くろいくろい まっくろい
すみのような くもに

またでた つきが
まるいまるい まんまるい
ぼんのような つきが

Moon - Japanese Children's Songs - Japan - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image


I'm very grateful to Susan Pomerantz for playing this tune on piano.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Moon

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the Embassy of Japan, for contributing this song, the English translation, the illustration and sheet music.

Arigato gozaimasu!

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